One of our favorite traditions is baking cookies during Christmas week. We deliver them to our neighbors (out here on the ranch, our neighbors are miles away so we bake a few days then deliver for a few days). Of course, we bake fresh cookies on Christmas Eve just for Santa!
These are easy & delicious! Enjoy ~
If you prefer to roll out your dough and use cookie cutters, this recipe works well with just a few minor adjustments.
After mixing the dough until smooth, turn dough out on work surface. Cut dough in half and shape each portion into a compact disk. Wrap separately in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes to 2 hours.
Unwrap 1 dough disk and roll on lightly-floured work surface to 1/4-inch thickness (lightly coat rolling pin with flour to prevent sticking). Cut into chosen shapes and place cookies 2 inches apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
Then, place the cookie sheet with the shaped cookies into the refrigerator for 8-10 minutes, then bake (follow the card to finish).